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interesting facts about Insects

interesting facts about Insects

interesting facts about Insects:

interesting facts about Insects

facts Insects

  • Bees termites and ants live in well organized social colonies

  • Only male crickets chirp

  • Insects are cold blooded

  • Silkworms are used as the primary producer of silk

  • Most "insects" hatch from eggs

  • Some cicada-scan make sounds nearly 120 decibels loud

  • The number of insects species is around 6 to 10 million

  • Insects bodies have three parts, the throat, abdomen and head

  • Insects have two antennae

  • Insects have three legs

  • Some insects such as gerridae are able to walk on the surface of water

  • The life cycle of a mosquito features 4 stages , egg,larva,pupa and adult

  • Female mosquitoes drink blood in order to obtain nutrients needed produce eggs

  • Ants leave trails and communicate with each other using pheromones as chemical signals

Potter wasp

Potter wasp

Potter wasp:

Potter wasp

Scientific Name: Eumenina

Length: 0.35-0.75 inch

Commonly Found: America

Potter wasp facts

Potter wasp get their name from the pot shape of the mud nests they build

Potter wasp nest are said to be the inspiration behind the pottery designs of the native Americans

When it builds it home, the potter wasp will collect small insects particularly caterpillars beetles larvae and spiders before it lays its eggs

Th me wasp will paralyze the prey with their stingers and then carry them back to serve as food a single larvae
Mouse Spider

Mouse Spider

Mouse Spider:

Mouse Spider

Scientific Name: Missulena
Leg Span: 1.0-1.4 inch
Commonly Found: Australia , New Zealand

Mouse spider facts

"Mouse spider" get their name from their small mice-like features stout and furry just like a mouse
It lives in burrows covered with trapdoors which can extend to nearly 2 feet in depth
When they sense the vibrations of prey bear their trapdoors they quickly lunge to bite and grab it with its long fangs
The symptoms fron its bite depends on its species but may include increasing pain nausea vomiting uncontrollable muscle spasms even unconscious
Peppered Moth

Peppered Moth

Peppered Moth:

Peppered Moth

 Scientific Name: Biston Betularia 
Length: 1.7-2.4
Commonly found: Globally Except Antarctica

"peppered moth facts"

Peppered Moth normally white with black speckles across the wings and this patterning makes it well camouflaged against lichen- covered tree trunks when it rests on them during the day The peppered moth is a temperate species of night - flying moth The peppered moth evolution is an example of population genetics and natural selection and is commonly used in explaining natural selection in science studies
Six Eyed Sand spider

Six Eyed Sand spider

Six eyed Sand spider:

Scientific Name: Sicarus Hahni 

Six Eyed Sand spider
Leg Span: Up to 2 inch
Commonly Found: Africa and South Asia

sand spider facts 

"Sand spider" buries itself in the sand and strikes by ambushing the unlucky prey that wanders too closely 
Although it has poor sense of direction compared to other spiders it can survive without any food or water for up to one year 
Its bite is among the most venomous and contains a potent venom with a powerful hemolytic effect which can result in blood clots through out the body bleeding from the skin and eventually death